Rinkitink in Oz
Author: L. Frank Baum
Illustrator: John R. Neill
BAUM, L[yman] Frank. Rinkitink in Oz. Illustrated by John R. Neill. Chicago: Reilly & Lee (ca. 1962). 8vo, 315pp. Beige cloth with spine pictorially stamped in black. Numerous b&w illustrations. Lower spine end rubbed, upper and corners less so, previous owner’s address sticker on ownership leaf, else a near fine copy in original color pictorial dust jacket (spine ends and corners a bit worn, folds a bit rubbed, spine slightly sunned, rear panel lightly soiled, price-clipped).
Ca. 1962 b&w reprint featuring the Dick Martin cover. King Rinkitink and his surly goat, Bilbil, help Prince Iga of Pingaree rescue his people. Originally written as a non-Oz story named “King Rinkitink” around 1905, Baum adapted into an Oz story by having a few Oz characters come to the rescue at the story’s end when he needed a book for 1916.